Private Sigiriya and Dambulla Day Tour from Colombo

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From $173.34

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Book this 11-hour Private Sigiriya Lion Rock and Golden Temple of Dambulla Tour from Colombo to explore Golden Temple of Dambulla, Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum, Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock, Sigiriya World Heritage Site and Sigiriya Museum

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water


Private transportation

What's Not Included

Any item not included in inclusions

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Colombo National Museum
Following hotel pickup from Colombo city are hotel, start your tour.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum
The Painting Conservation and Research Center – or Painting Museum as it is for the most part called – is one of such places situated in Dambulla. It is found strolling separation from the old Dambulla shake surrender temple and kept up by the administration to instruct both Sri Lankan and remote visitors. It shows a progression of times of Sri Lankan craftsmanship from give in canvases up to the twentieth century and this clarifies how Sri Lankan artworks have advanced through various times with precedents. In the event that you have to get taught on Sri Lankan artworks, this is extraordinary compared to other places in Sri Lanka. The canvas historical center displays works of art as well as uncovers the greatness of Sri Lanka. The divider depictions are all around protected. This isn't just a gallery yet additionally a Research Center and Painting preservation put. For craftsmanship sweethearts and the individuals who like works of art, this is an unquestionable requirement visit put.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Golden Temple of Dambulla
Following hotel pick-up by your English speaking driver cum guide at 6:30 am from Colombo City area hotel, start for Golden Temple of Dambulla. The Golden Temple of Dambulla is an important Buddhist shrine and monastery. Dambulla has been a consecrated place since the second century BC. It has earned the name Golden Temple as a result of its plated inside. The temple comprises of 5 separate gives in that are cut from a major shake. The caverns were initially utilized as concealing spots. Later on in history they were decorated increasingly more by a few lords. Within, the caverns are enriched with religious and mainstream sketches from the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The most exceptional sights at the scene are the 157 great buddhist (and likewise hindu) statues inside. Among them is a 15 m long leaning back Buddha.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress
The Ancient City of Sigiriya holds the remains of a previous Sinhalese capital, including a rock fortress and palace. Toward the finish of the fifth century, this colossal complex was built by Prince Kasyapa. Being in dread of an intrusion, he endeavored to make it as impervious as could reasonably be expected. The site is also known as Lions Rock. At the dimension underneath the best, two major lions hooks offer path to the last and most critical phase of the complex, the royal residence. As indicated by old portrayals, in the past you needed to stroll through the totally open mouth of a lion to arrive. Most of the way on Sigiriya-shake, you can see extremely extraordinary wall painting sketches. They are non-religious portrayals of ladies, of which some have been saved exceptionally well. A few sources even say that the entire western face of the stone used to be secured with these artistic creations (of 500 ladies).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sigiriya Museum
The Sigiriya Museum known to be the most excellent museums in all of South Asia is overseen by the focal Cultural Fund. This historical center speaks to the social, innovative and archeological estimation of Sigiriya. The Sigiriya Museum enables its visitors to investigate three many years of archeological research on Sigiriya. The plan of the Sigiriya historical center was roused by the intricate structure frameworks obvious in Sigiriya itself. Above all the blade utilization of water, where it both improves the magnificence and nature of the earth and additionally the preservation of it with the end goal of water system is been imitated here at the Sigiriya Museum. The passage theme is particularly affected by the unmistakable landscaping style of Sigiriya; this has been accomplished utilizing the current water bodies and land arrangement of the historical center site. Visitors would enter through a winding pathway situated between the Outer Moat of the Sigiriya landmark and a lotus lake cut out of the low lying flood catchment territory of the external channel. The historical center building is raised securely above on solid columns to guarantee free stream of water through the site consistently.

Sigiriya Lion Rock citadel, additionally called Simha-giri (Sinhala: Lion Mountain) built by King Kasyapa (Kassapa) (479-497 A.D), grand nephew of Buddhist researcher priest famous Thera Mahanama, the first of the creators of Mahawamsa the incredible recorded narrative of Sri Lanka, is a strengthened walled and moated-illustrious city with living indications of sublime Sinhalese development: it's a one of a kind mix of fifth century urban arranging, design, building, pressure driven building, plant landscape planning, mold, craftsmanship, painting and verse. Sigiriya,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is of gigantic archeological criticalness: it is outstanding amongst other saved and most expound enduring urban locales in the South Asia from the principal thousand years A.D.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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